HD Radio + SiriusXM Ready
24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood DNX6990HD utilizes
a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood DNX6990HD is equipped
with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET
amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased
power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More
power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not
pushing the limits of the amplification circuit. The power output specs for the
DNX6990HD are as follows:
- Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4
ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
- Maximum Output Power: 50 watts x 4 channels
6ch/5V Preamp Outputs: The DNX6990HD features front, rear and
subwoofer 5.0-volt preamp outputs. The front and rear speaker preamp outputs are
balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The
front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs are fixed to the rear chassis of the
Front & Rear High-Pass Filter: The DNX6990HD features an
independent High-Pass Crossover for the front & rear channels when your front &
rear speakers are connected by the unit's speaker-outputs or preamp-outputs. You
can adjust the high-pass crossover from 'Through' (off), 40, 60, 80, 100, 120,
150, 180, or 220 Hz. The
"Through" selection is a full-range setting. This feature is very helpful when
you have smaller-type speakers in the front and larger-type speakers installed
in the rear of the vehicle.
Subwoofer Controls: The Kenwood DNX6990HD offers the
following subwoofer controls, when you have the unit's subwoofer preamp output
- Low Pass Filter: The receiver features a built-in Low
Pass Filter control for the preamp-output, when the output is set to
Subwoofer. You can select from 50, 60, 80, Hz, 100 Hz, 120 Hz, or 'Through'
- Subwoofer Phase: You can adjust the phase of the
subwoofer output between 180-degrees (Reverse) or 0-degrees (Normal).
- Subwoofer Level: Once the Subwoofer preamp output is
activated, you can independently control the subwoofer preamp output level
(-50 to +10) from the DVD receiver.
Speaker Type Setting: This feature tailors the DNX6990HD
according to the type of front speakers in your vehicle. You may select Standard
(for speakers with a general diameter), Narrow (for speakers with a small
diameter), Middle (for speakers with a medium diameter), or Wide (for speakers
with a large diameter).
Preset EQ: Eight EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing
you to recall the best preset EQ curve for different types of music. Each preset
has its own level settings for bass (100Hz), midrange (1kHz), and treble
(10kHz). You can choose from the following preset EQ curves - Rock, Pops,
Easy, Top 40, Jazz, Natural, Flat, and User.
EQ Pro: The DNX6990HD features independent Bass,
Treble, and Midrange control when the Preset EQ is in User mode. EQ Pro allows
you to adjust the following settings for the Bass, Treble and Mid frequency
||40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 100, 120, or
||1.00, 1.25, 1.50, or 2.00
||-8 to +8
||0.5k, 1.0k, 1.5k, or 2.0k Hz
||1.00 or 2.00
||10.0k, 12.5k, 15.0k, or 17.5k Hz
Loudness: This function enhances low and high frequencies to
make the sound clearer lower volumes. There are 3 levels (LV1, LV2, or Off).
Source Tone Memory: This feature allows you to store System
Q bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (Disc, AM/FM, AV-IN1/2, USB,
iPod, Bluetooth Audio, and Pandora).
Volume Offset: The level of each source may be independently
adjusted to prevent radical leaps in output volume when switching from one
source to another. The available settings range from -8 to 0 (-8 to +8 for Aux
Dynamic Range: The dynamic range can be adjusted by
selecting either Normal, Wide or Dialog. Dialog makes the total sound volume
become larger as compared with Wide and Normal, allowing you to listen to the
movie's dialogue more clearly. This is effective only on Dolby Digital software.
Tel Mute: The DNX6990HD features a cell-phone mute wire (tan)
in its harness that when hooked up to your car's phone system mute wire will
automatically mute the receiver's audio signal when a call comes in.
Key Beep: The in-dash multimedia head unit provides an
audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
6.1" Touchscreen Display: The Kenwood Excelon DNX6990HD
features a fixed 6.1" wide, 16:9 touchscreen display with a TFT active matrix
system and LED backlighting. The screen has a resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V) x
RGB with 1,152,000 total pixels. This unit has touchscreen controls with
interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy.
Start Up Time: The Kenwood DNX6990HD has a start up time of
approximately 27.1 seconds from Off to the "Warning" screen. Once the "Warning"
screen appears, you can tap the "Agree" button on the head unit's touchscreen to
go instantly to the Navigation screen or press the "Menu" hard-key to access the
Customized Top Menu: You can register up to 3 of your
favorite sources (Navigation, Disc, HD Radio, USB, iPod, Pandora, Bluetooth
Telephone, Bluetooth Audio, SiriusXM, Video, Audio, Setup, or Standby) as the unit's
Top Menu screen for easier, quicker access.
Front Panel Controls: In addition to the touchscreen
controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons and a rotary-dial along the
left edge of the screen.
Variable Illumination (256 Color Palette): You can adjust
the head unit's touchscreen and button illumination from the following preset
colors - Blue, Purple, Sky Blue, Aqua Blue, Yellow, Green, Amber, Red, Pink,
White, or Scan (Scans through all preset colors). You can also select three
custom user colors that are adjusted between Red, Green, and Blue values from
0-31 each. In addition, you can download still images for use as the unit's
background from a connected USB thumbdrive.
Note: The Kenwood logo and eject button will always remain red.
Flick Scrolling: You can scroll screen lists by simply
flicking the screen up/down, or scroll screen pages by simply flicking the screen
Split Screen AV Control: The DNX6990HD's screen views can be
easily toggled from one to another simply be touching the screen or appropriate
button. The Split Screen AV Control mode divides the screen into two screens,
with navigation on the left and a control window on the right. With this
Picture-in-Picture type function the head unit can now display the navigation
and source screens simultaneously.
Selectable Screen Viewing Modes: You can choose from the
following screen modes for DVD, Video, iPod, USB, and Rear-camera playback:
- Normal: Displays 16:9 widescreen format pictures that
fill the entire screen width, and 4:3 (conventional TV) pictures display
with black bars on either side.
- Full: Expands 4:3 pictures horizontally to fill the
entire width of the screen, distorting the picture slightly but retaining
full image height.
- Justify: Expands 4:3 pictures horizontally only at the
- Zoom: Expands 4:3 pictures both horizontally and
vertically, filling the screen without distorting the picture but cutting
off the top and bottom edges.
Picture Adjustment: You can adjust the unit's display
brightness, contrast, color, tint, sharpness, and black level to suit your
viewing needs during video playback.
Multi-Language Display: For your convenience, this unit is
equipped with a multiple language display. You can select the language which is
best suited to your first language - English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese.
Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the displaying of video
while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire in the supplied 22-pin
harness must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit.
While the vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of
the other displays and menus.
Dimmer: The dimmer function will dim this unit's display
automatically when the vehicle light switch is turned On when you connect
orange/white Illumination wire of this player's harness. You can also manually
dim the unit's touchscreen and button illumination.
Security Indicator: The Security Indicator feature helps to
protect the Kenwood Excelon DNX6990HD against theft. Turning this function "On"
allows the security indicator light on the front-panel of the head unit to flash
when your vehicle's ignition is off.
2-DIN Chassis: The DNX6990HD has a 2-DIN chassis (also known
as Double DIN), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The
unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted using the
supplied mounting sleeve.
Note: As always, please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.
Garmin/NAVTEQ Navigation: With
built-in Garmin navigation software and NAVTEQ map data (CN North America NT
2012.20), the Kenwood Excelon DNX6990HD features on-screen maps of the United
States, Canada and Puerto Rico - which includes over 6 million Points of
Interest. You can follow calculated on-screen routes to your destination using
the head unit's built-in navigation software. As you travel, the DNX6990HD's
navigation system guides you to your destination with audible & visual
Note: Car navigation maps are frequently updated. While
this database was judged to be as accurate as possible at the time of its
release, a map database can never be 100% accurate. Road information that is
maintained in the map databases, such as turn restrictions or road names may
change over time.
Software/Map Data Updates: When
the preloaded maps are considered out of date, the DNX6990HD will provide periodic
notification at startup. Garmin software and map updates can be downloaded as
required, via microSD memory card. To find a software or map update, please go
Note: The unit's microSD-card
slot is located on the front-panel. The microSD-card slot is only used for
software and map updates. It cannot be used for playback of media files from
an microSD memory card.
High-Sensitivity GPS Receiver: The
Kenwood Excelon DNX6990HD employs a high-sensitivity GPS receiver that is
forgiving of less than optimal antenna placement, giving you additional
- Update Rate: 1/second, continuous
- Position Accuracy: <6 meters, typical
Note: The first time you turn on this unit, you must wait while
the system acquires satellite signals for the first time. This process could
take up to several minutes. Make sure your vehicle is outdoors in an open
area away from tall building and trees for fastest acquisition. After the
system acquires satellites for the first time, it will acquire satellites
quickly each time thereafter.
GPS Antenna: The DNX6990HD comes
supplied with a GPS antenna that features a magnetic base and an attached 16.5'
cable terminated by a proprietary plug which connects to GPS-ANT input on the
back of the head unit. The unit also co